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Escorted Tours

Classical Jordan including

Jerusalem's Historic Sites


Route:
  • UK
  • Amman
  • Petra
  • The Dead Sea
  • Amman
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from £729pp

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Jerusalem's Historic Sites

Enjoy 2 nights in Jerusalem, including a full-day tour of the city's historic sites, followed by a night in Tel Aviv.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Amman

Depart London on your scheduled direct flight to Amman where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

2
Amman

A morning tour of Amman's historic downtown area takes in the cultural artefacts of the Archaeological and Folklore Museums, the hilltop ruins of the Citadel, the mosaic dome of the Blue Mosque and the vast ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre. Continue on to the ancient city of Jerash which teems with well-preserved Roman ruins. Witness its long-standing theatres, soaring hilltop temples, and spacious public squares and plazas before returning to your hotel in Amman.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Amman to Petra

This morning, set out for the city of Madaba, famous for its 6th-century map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land as well as its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Travel onward to Mount Nebo, renowned as the biblical city where Moses was granted a view of the 'Promised Land' that he would never enter. From here, journey south to explore Al Karak's imposing 12th-century crusader's castle before continuing to Petra for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Petra

Today's exploration of the awe-inspiring city of Petra starts with a dramatic entry through a long, narrow gorge flanked by soaring cliffs. Pass dazzling rock formations before the final turn opens up to a view of the iconic 2,000-year-old facade of the treasury. Believed to be a royal tomb, the impressive rock-hewn site may be recognised from the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. Continuing deeper into the ancient city, you'll have a full day to explore its elaborate, rock-cut tombs, temples, sacrificial altars and Roman-style theatres.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
5
Petra to the Dead Sea

After breakfast, visit Al Beidha, known as 'Little Petra' for the similarity of its rock-cut tombs and structures. Witness centuries-old dining halls, washrooms, fountains and rooms which are skilfully hewn into the stone. Next, travel further south to the undulating desert dunes of Wadi Rum where you'll embark on a scenic jeep safari. Described by T.E Lawrence as 'vast, echoing and god-like', the locals refer to the untamed sea of red sand as the 'Valley of the Moon'. Soak in the breath-taking crimson mountains, canyons and dunes before driving through the desert to the Dead Sea for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
6
Dead Sea

A day at leisure provides the perfect opportunity for relaxation or a trip to the shores of Dead Sea where you can float on its salty waters and cover yourself in its rejuvenating, black mud.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
7
Dead Sea to Amman

Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure, allowing you to take in t

  • Breakfast & Dinner
8
Amman to Jerusalem

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tel Aviv in Israel, where you will then travel by car to Jerusalem. Upon arrival check in to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
9
Jerusalem

Today you will embark on a mini-tour of Jerusalem's major historic sites. Following the tour, the rest of your day is left free for you to explore more of Jerusalem at your own pace.

  • Breakfast
10
Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Following breakfast transfer back to Tel Aviv for your final night in Israel.

  • Breakfast
11
Tel Aviv to the UK

After breakfast, depart your hotel for the airport where you'll board your return flight to the UK via Amman.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

Jordan
A visa is required for your trip to Jordan. For UK Nationals, the Jordanian Government has waived visa fees for travellers staying a minimum of two consecutive nights. Our representative in Jordan will apply for this visa on your behalf, therefore, please ensure that you have sent a copy of your passport page to our team at least 60 days prior to departure. Failure to receive this in the given time will mean that we are unable to apply for a visa on your behalf, and you will need to obtain your own visa. You can get a single-entry visa valid for 1 month on arrival at the airports or the Sheikh Hussein/North Border crossing at the Jordan/Israel border. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.
Evidence of a previous visit to Israel like an Israeli entry/exit stamp in your passport does not normally cause any difficulties when entering Jordan. It is, however, for the Jordanian authorities to determine the right of entry into the country. If you have any concerns, you should contact the Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London.

Israel
You don't need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. As you are entering via Ben Gurion airport, you will be given an entry card instead of an entry stamp in your passport. While this practice is in place at other ports of entry, there have been instances where passports have been stamped for entry purposes. You should keep your entry card with your passport until you leave. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Amman International Airport with Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3. Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding 23cm x 41cm x 51cm in size and 7kg in weight. Weight restrictions will be finalized on your E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date, then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival and will have a guide with you for the duration of your trip, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Israel is the Israel Shekel. Currencies such as Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euro and other major currencies can be exchanged in Israel. ATMs and exchange facilities are available. We advise that you request bank notes in smaller denominations, as it can sometimes be hard to get change from large notes and smaller notes are handy for smaller purchases.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. Tipping is common practice in Jordan and it is customary to tip your driver £1.50 and guide around £3.00 per day and the airport representative £1.50. Tips for the driver and guide can be given at the end of the tour for your convenience. Tips can be given in any currency you have.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
05 Feb 201915 Feb 2019£699£1199£1898Book Now
05 Mar 201915 Mar 2019£729£1299£2028Book Now
09 Apr 201919 Apr 2019£729£1399£2128Book Now
30 Apr 201910 May 2019£729£1349£2078Book Now
07 May 201917 May 2019£729£1399£2128Book Now
04 Jun 201914 Jun 2019£729£1399£2128Book Now
03 Sep 201913 Sep 2019£729£1399£2128Book Now
01 Oct 201911 Oct 2019£729£1399£2128Book Now
22 Oct 201901 Nov 2019£729£1349£2078Book Now
05 Nov 201915 Nov 2019£729£1299£2028Book Now
26 Nov 201906 Dec 2019£759£1199£1958Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary changes:

Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, the order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Jordanian Dinar

Average Flying time

5 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 35 °C

Spoken languages

Arabic

What to pack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Long-sleeved tops & long trousers/skirts for visiting religious sites
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
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